3-Day RV Irrawaddy Voyage Cruise_Ayeyarwady Dolphin Cruise: Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

English    Mandalay

tour highlights

  • 2-night river cruising along the Ayeyarwady River
  • Observing the endangered species of freshwater dolphins in Myanmar
  • Chance to witness the fascinating cooperative fishing between locals and dolphins
  • Mingun sightseeing and learning about its impressive cultural heritages

tour details

This cruise journey will take you to the untouched part of central Myanmar as you sail along the mighty Ayeyarwady river to observe the freshwater Ayeyarwady Dolphins which are the living treasures of the area. Dolphins in the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar have evolved to provide direct economic benefits to local fishermen in a unique cooperation that you will probably witness during the journey. This would be the best opportunity to see how rural people are living and a perfect chance to observe the endangered species of Ayeyarwady dolphins as naturally as it can be.

Join In tour with departures as per schedule.

Why choose this tour?

  • A relaxing cruise journey to discover the Ayeyarwady dolphins and the nature
The embarkation time is 09:00 hours at Gawein jetty and cast off after half an hour. Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck. Start your upstream voyage for 6 hours. Take your time to admire the most spectacular landscape of the north of Ayeyarwady River and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck.
In the late afternoon, start exploration at Indaung; a village specializing in fishing which is located in the Ayeyarwady dolphin conservation area.
Note: The visit to Ayeyarwady Dolphin Area is highly depending on the water level and river conditions. The ship Captain has the sole decision making authority whether to include that visit or not.
Overnight on board
Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of your journey. Enjoy the sunrise near the Ayeyarwady Dolphin Conservation Area. You will then navigate towards where dolphins are often spotted, and enjoy wonders of the habitats and the nature.
After spending 2 hours to watch and learn about the dolphins, sail downstream to visit Mingun where the impressive unfinished pagoda and the largest working bell in the world located. Cruise English speaking manager will accompany the guests during the visit. Moor Overnight near Mingun.
Overnight on board
Enjoy the sunrise near Mandalay before you disembark at Gawein jetty around 08:00 hours.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Mandalay city tour


  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)
  • Port dues and fuel surcharges
  • Service charges and room tax


  • Domestic flights
  • Transfer from point of embarking/disembarking to airport or hotel
  • Medical Services, travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness) of all kinds or visas fees
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other language)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme


River Conditions Warning:
  • The Irrawaddy River is subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.
  • In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.
  • Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.
  • Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.
  • The ships manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers? comfort and safety.
  • Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

Tour code: PKMUADCA

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